(I seem to be having some problems getting my posts to the list for some
reason. Sorry if you see this as a repost).
A conceptual question this time.
I have the relation:
member (m)---(1) member_type
The schema looks something like this (simplified + PGSQL)
create table member_types (
info varchar( 20 ) not null,
primary key( id )
create table members (
first_name varchar( 100 ) not null,
last_name varchar( 100 ) not null,
email varchar( 100 ) not null,
member_type_id integer not null,
primary key( id ),
constraint fk_m_member_type foreign key( member_type_id )
references member_types( id )
And in the model:
class Member < ActiveRecord::Base
# validation stuff removed
My question is that I want to add a new member, with the member_types as
a select list. Obviously, when I add the member to the database, I will
want to add the id, rather than the actual member_type.
In app/views/admin/new.rhtml, I have this (snippet from table add):
@mt = MemberType.find( :all, :order => "info" ) select( :member_type_id, :member_type, @mt )
Which returns the correct number of rows, but of Object IDs, rather than
the info strings.
Clearly I haven’t got it right. I am pretty sure that this would be a
FAQ, though I am not able to find anything that directly answers this
type of question.
Any help appreciated.